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Murder Trial for Tim Huber Starts Today in Willmar

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WILLMAR – The Timothy Huber murder trial begins today in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar.

Things will begin with jury selection, and the trial is scheduled to last 3 weeks. Huber, 47, of rural Paynesville, is charged with 1 count of 1st Degree and 2 counts of 2nd Degree Murder for his part in the October 8th 2011 shooting death of 43-year-old Tim Larson of Albertville at Larson’s father’s farm in Burbank Township.

The incident occured after Larson had earlier had an argument with Huber and Huber’s father Delbert.

Last August Delbert Huber, 82, admitted shooting Larson and pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

At Tim Huber’s pre-trial hearing last week attorneys on both sides went through procedural issues before Judge Don Spilseth, such as the list of witnesses both sides plan to call, and what questions can or can’t be asked of potential jurors during jury selection. The Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office has asked Spilseth not to allow Delbert Huber’s VA Medical records to be allowed as evidence, as well as Tim Huber’s Paynesville High School and St. Cloud medical records. They argue those records would be irrelevent in helping prove Huber’s innocence or guilt on the murder charges. The state is trying to prove Tim Huber knew his father was going to shoot Larson or even encouraged him to do so.

The Hubers are friends of Tim Larson’s father, Norman, and were friendly with Tim Larson until a disagreement over whether Tim Larson allowed strangers to hunt on the Huber’s property.

This story courtesy of KWLM in Willmar.

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